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London to Helsinki : Dictaphone Parcel

Animated short film, Royal College of Art, London, 2009

Dictaphone Parcel is an animation based on a sound recorded with a dictaphone travelling secretly inside a parcel. As the hidden recorder travels through the global mail system, from London to Helsinki, it captures the unexpected. We hear a mixture of abstract sounds, various types of transport and even discussions between the mail workers. The animation visualizes this journey by creating an imaginary documentary.

Dictaphone Parcel was awarded the Passion Pictures Prize in London, in February 2010.

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Posted: September 23rd, 2010
at 7:52am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,art,film,weaponry,design,travel,development

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The Veiling of Paris - Grafitti

Babelgum Metropolis exclusively presents Princess Hijab, a documentary following the artist bringing veils to the faces of Paris.

As the French Senate approve a ban on burqas, we profile the anonymous Parisian graffiti artist whose work ‘hijabizing’ adverts raises the question of why hiding a face behind a veil is considered to be more of a repressive act than hiding one behind airbrushing and media gloss. ##Link##

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Posted: September 18th, 2010
at 8:26am by Black Ock


Categories: film,weaponry,contemporary

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GASLAND Trailer 2010

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Posted: August 27th, 2010
at 8:37pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,film,science,health

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Twilight, the Anti-Fan, and the Culture Wars

What is the cause of the astonishing schism surrounding Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga? The internet has become a scorched earth of rabid fans (so called twihards) and anti-fans doing battle over the legitimacy of Twilight as a cultural product. What is it exactly about Twilight that inspires these extreme reactions? How exactly should these novels and movies be evaluated? AWhat is the ultimate explanation of the battle lines drawn over such a derivative and ordinary cultural object? AIn this review I'm going to delve deep into these questions. AWe'll learn much about the nature of the fan and anti-fan and explore the dark psychology that drives them both.

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Posted: August 14th, 2010
at 4:23pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: film

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Francis Alys - When Faith Moves Mountains

"When Faith Moves Mountains is my attempt to deromanticize Land art. When Richard Long made his walks in the Peruvian desert, he was pursuing a contemplative practice that distanced him from the immediate social context. When Robert Smithson built the Spiral Jetty on the Salt Lake in Utah, he was turning civil engineering into sculpture and vice versa. Here, we have attempted to create a kind of Land art for the land-less, and, with the help of hundreds of people and shovels, we created a social allegory. This story is not validated by any physical trace or addition to the landscape. We shall now leave the care of our story to oral tradition, as Plato says in the Republic. Only in its repetition and transmission is the work actualized. In this respect, art can never free itself from myth. Indeed, in modem no less than premodern societies, art operates precisely within the space of myth."

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Posted: August 7th, 2010
at 8:35am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art,film,development

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Babylon Central Trailer

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The directorial debut from Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation, Babylon Central is an original screenplay and film, shot on location in Washington, DC. Features a musical score created by Hilton in the style of his record label, ESL Music. ASebastian James is a courier by day and aspiring DJ by night. When he forgets an important delivery, Seb finds himself an unwitting participant in an economic power-play with a Saudi Prince and his attempt to change the currency for oil. As Seb begins to fall for the Prince's daughter and his friends are dragged into the conflict, the powers that control modern-day Babylon - Washington, DC - are exposed, and the US Empire is called into question.

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Posted: August 5th, 2010
at 8:31am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: music,film

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Cycling Copenhagen

While Streetfilms was in Copenhagen for the Velo-City 2010 conference, of course we wanted to showcase its biking greatness.A But we were also looking to take a different perspective then all the myriad other videos out there.A Since there were an abundance of advocates, planners, and city transportation officials attending from the U.S. and Canada, we thought it’d be awesome to get their reactions to the city’s built environment and compare to bicycling conditions in their own cities.

If you’ve never seen footage of the Copenhagen people riding bikes during rush hour - get ready - it’s quite a site, as nearly 38% of all transportation trips in Copenhagen are done by bike.A With plenty of safe, bicycle infrastructure (including hundreds of miles of physically separated cycletracks) its no wonder that you see all kinds of people on bikes everywhere.A 55% of all riders are female, and you see kids as young as 3 or 4 riding with packs of adults.

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Posted: August 4th, 2010
at 8:14am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: film,bikes

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The Music Scene

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Posted: July 24th, 2010
at 7:59pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: music,film

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The Battle of Brooklyn Trailer

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Posted: July 24th, 2010
at 4:10pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: film,development

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